Are the Bayformers bio-mechanical? (spoilers)

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  1. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    And don't get your panties in a wad over the term "Bayformers" either- it's easier to type.

    Saw the movie- digged it.
    But I have to wonder if the Transformers in the movie-verse aren't bio-mechanical:

    Bumblebee pees.
    Bumblebee cries.
    (could mean anything- wiper fluid reservoirs or radiator or something)
    Also:
    Starscream spits loogies
    Megatron has the sense of smell
    (could be olfactory sensors)
    Prime bleeds.
    Ravage had what appeared to be guts attached to his spine.
    Hatchlings.
    Hatchlings in goo.

    Not saying it's a bad thing- kinda cool, really. But they seem to be bio-mechanical in nature.
     
  2. SharkyMcShark

    SharkyMcShark Hi. I'm better than you

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    I liked that they imported a sense of the organic - it made the fact that (at least in theory, although it wasn't shown on the whole) they each have their own different personalities and can experience pain more credible.

    That said I think Bee peeing and crying was just using assorted fuilds that you'd find in a car, similar to the spitting and leaking by other characters.
     
  3. girafeswordsman

    girafeswordsman Well-Known Member

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    I like to think of them as bio-mechanical. It makes stuff all nice and easy to understand in my head.
     
  4. VaderPrime1

    VaderPrime1 Prepare for termination!

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    Well in the first movie Optimus describes themselves as being "Autonomous-robotic-organisms" so i think they are because their protoforms are flesh-like to allow trans-scanning.
     
  5. Lennox

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    And Maggie the Hacker proposes the theory that they are "DNA-based computers."
     
  6. AznPaperClips

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    They're called non-biological extraterrestrials.
     
  7. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    well shoot, an in-story reason for why not. still, an interesting theory.
     
  8. jonatron26

    jonatron26 Well-Known Member

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    maybe sector 7 lied. they lied before and theyll do it again

    also ravages spine was covered in goop. but maybe it was lubricant. i here those maybe-biological extraterrestrials leak it all the time
     
  9. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    By a species that may not understand them completely.
     
  10. Optimus Matt

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    the pee was oil and the tears are wiper fluid. i wonder if it will explain what buit them in a future movie.
     
  11. Hand Of Omega

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    Definitely sounds that way, but what were they like before their augmentation into Bio-Mech beings? Were they like the 'Cybermen' in Doctor Who? Did they constantly update themselves to live longer and repair body parts until they became almost fully cybernetic or what?
     
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    Our own tools need liquid to avoid rusting or squeaking.
     
  13. Livingdeaddan

    Livingdeaddan Well-Hated Member

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    According to Ironhide! =0)
     
  14. bobby_C

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    As far as we know their species was created pretty much from scratch by the allspark so they've probably been biomechanical from the very beginning.
     
  15. Tkemert20

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  16. iamamachine

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    My belief is that the movie Transformers are just life forms that use mostly metal whereas humans are mostly carbon based. On the cellular level, maybe Transformers are made up of tiny nanobot organisms similar to the way humans are made up of trillions of eukaryotic (protozoa) organisms (cells) and trillions of bacteria in symbiosis. In the movie, you see nanobots from Ravage form the thin robot. So maybe all Transformers are made of nanobot cells.
     
  17. Optimus Matt

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    i think metel is still carbon. who made the cube? in the cartoon wasnt it an alien race that created the transformers for labor.
     
  18. iamamachine

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    The AllSpark cube may have been created by non-carbon based life forms that evolved long ago. The AllSpark cube could have been created by the non-carbon based species where both Primus and Unicron belong. The species of Primus / Unicron probably evolved such that they don't have creators.
     
  19. nintendocon

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    It helps them blend in with the humans better...well you know what I mean.
     
  20. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    The "bio" prefix does not strictly mean organic. I would argue that the movieverse transformers are indeed bio-mechanical in the sense that they are living, mechanical beings.
     

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